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Highlands Region

Allatoona Lake
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Carters Lake
Chattahoochee National Forest
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chief Vann House State Historic Site
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site
Fort Mountain State Park
Hart State Park
Hartwell Lake
James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park
Lake Sidney Lanier
Moccasin Creek State Park
New Echota Cherokee Capitol State Historic Park
Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge
Smithgall Woods/ Dukes Creek Conservation Area
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Traveler's Rest State Park
Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Victoria Bryant State Park
Vogel State Park

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Chattahoochee National Forest, Russell Brasstown National Scenic Byway
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Chattahoochee National Forest, Russell Brasstown National Scenic Byway
Description - The Highlands Area of Georgia is the northern quarter of the state. The terrain in this area is lush and mountainous. The Chattahoochee National Forest lies entirely within this region. The forest offers many lakes, scenic areas, and recreation areas. The Chattooga Wild and Scenic Area is another major attraction to the area.

There are 17 State Parks and Historic Sites in this region of the state.

Recreation - The National Forest offers numerous recreation areas and campgrounds. The forest also has many trails open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and ATV use.

Climate - The climate of the north Georgia mountains is temperate with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is fairly well distributed throughout the year; there are no wet or dry seasons.

Location - This area comprises the northern quarter of the state. Gainesville is the major city within this region.

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Georgia Travel Regions - The state of Georgia is divided into four travel regions: the Highlands Region, the Piedmont Region, the Coastal Region, and the Plains Region.


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